LSi Ltd was formed by Lloyd Simpson having spent the previous seven years working for the largest gift house in the UK at that time.
Starting as a family business from small serviced offices at Haley House, Cleckheaton. Lloyd out selling whilst Anne (his mum) performs typing duties, LSi quickly establishes itself into one of the up and coming gift houses in the North.
A large order win from a major brewery in December 1995, kick starts the expansion and LSi move to bigger premises with storage facilities. Rawfolds Industrial estate is the new home for LSi and by the end of 1996 employs 5 staff members.
Lloyd Simpson is invited to join the board of Directors at Promota (the British Gift Distributors Association) and successfully serves on the board for 2 years, before resigning to concentrate efforts on LSi.
Signature Clothing - the embroidery arm of LSi is formed and contracts with Premier League football, Formula 1 Grand Prix team Mclaren and Super League rugby sides transform the business and staff levels double inside 2 years.
LSi is invited to join The PAGE Partnership - the largest buying group in the promotional industry.
Signature clothing is absorbed into LSi.
September 10th - The day before that infamous day, LSi sign up for another building, this time purchasing "The Old Print Works" a former printing facility with larger storage facilities, increased office space and showroom, in turn allowing LSi to continue its steady growth.
LSi gains ISO9001 accreditation and becomes one of the first in the promotional industry to be awarded the standard.
LSi Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a trip to York races, 50 clients and staff enjoy a day of first class racing and hospitality.
LSi Voted "Distributor of the Year 2006" by the members of Promota (British Advertising Gift Distributors Association).
LSi Voted " Distributor of the Year 2007" by the members of Promota (British Advertising Gift Distributors Association).
LSi host "Promotional Showcase" one of the first end user exhibitions, featuring 15 Uk suppliers and welcomed over 60 customers to the event. LSi voted "Gold distributor of the year 2008" by the members of The PAGE Partnership.
LSi Launch the "Big Promo Gifts Show", the largest end user show for promotional merchandise attracts 200+ People to the Royal Armouries in Leeds. LSi voted "Silver Distributor of the year" by the members of The PAGE Partnership.
LSi host the 2nd "BIG Promo Gift Show" and increase attendance numbers from the previous years to a record breaking 323 attend. Themed around the Football World Cup, England legends Peter Shilton and Nobby Stiles were in attendance alongside football skills professional John Farnworth, who broke his own world record at the show, getting the LSi Big Promo Gift Show mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records.
LSi Voted "Distributor of the year" for the third time in 5 years by the members of Promota (British Advertising Gift Distributors Association). Lloyd Simpson was awarded "The Roger Saunders Award" for outstanding services to the industry. LSi voted "Gold distributor of the year" by the members of The PAGE Partnership for the second time in 3 years. LSi Runner-up "BPMA Distributor of the Year".
LSi purchase Braemar House a 19th century Vicarage and set about refurbishing to incorporate offices, showroom and on site warehouse. LSi also gain BPMA Charter Status one of the first in the industry to gain the highest standard in the Promotional Merchandise industry.
Also, in the summer of 2014, we were awarded the Kirklees Business of the Year. The Business awards are conducted by Eaton Smith Solicitors of Huddersfield and are chosen by a panel of representatives from Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Barclays Bank, Yorkshire Bank, Eaton Smith Senior Partners and other business leaders.
In the summer of 2015, LSi were once again awarded the PAGE Gold Distributor of the Year award.
In the summer of 2019, LSi were once again awarded the PAGE Silver Distributor of the Year award.
On the 17th November 2019, LSi celebrated their 25th Anniversary. To commemorate the milestone Lloyd Simpson held a Gala Dinner at Aspire in Leeds where employees, friends and family, suppliers and a selection of customers were invited to help celebrate.
In February, we were a finalist in the BPMA Distributor of the Year awards.